If you thought music festival tickets this summer were pricey, think again. While a 3-day pass to a festival like Coachella, Austin City Limits or Bonnaroo isn't exactly the biggest bargain of the summer, the recently announced Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California has taken festival expenses to unthinkable levels.
Rock legends like Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will take the stage at the three-day, two-weekend event from Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16. Unlike most festivals that offers just a few ticketing options like single day, GA weekend passes and VIP weekend passes, Desert Trip Festival will feature a seating chart that allows fans to get as close to the artists as possible -- but for a hefty price. Face-value tickets (which are long-gone) were priced at $199 for a single day pass, and $399 for a 3-day pass. A 3-day pass with admission to the standing pit in front of the stage was priced at a whopping $1,599.
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Tickets on the resale market are just about as expensive as it gets. Three-day passes for Weekend One are averaging $2,842, with the cheapest pass going for $1,400. Weekend Two is slightly more expensive, with 3-day passes averaging $2,914, while the cheapest pass up for grabs for $1,101.
Single-day passes aren't much cheaper, as Saturday admission for both weekends averages $1,344. Friday admission for both weekends averages $2,719, and Sunday admission for both weekends averages $1,553, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.
If you're willing (and able) to price out a trip to Desert Trip in Indio, California this October, cheap flights can be found on Hipmunk.com, and affordable lodging options in the area are also available, as hotels in Palm Springs start at just $65/night on Hipmunk.com.